Egypt registers 187 new COVID-19 cases
Egypt reported on Tuesday 187 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 100,228, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.ANI | Cairo | Updated: 09-09-2020 07:27 IST | Created: 09-09-2020 07:27 IST
Cairo [Egypt], September 9 (ANI/ Xinhua): Egypt reported on Tuesday 187 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 100,228, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. Meanwhile, 19 deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 5,560, the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.
He noted that with 878 patients cured and discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours, the nationwide recoveries rose to 79,886. Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on Feb. 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on March 8.
Amid declining daily COVID-19 infections and fatalities, the most populous Arab country has been easing relevant restrictions over the past months as part of a coexistence plan to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities. Egypt and China have been working together to fight the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.